- What's Included
Imagine converting your every day electronics into automation triggers. Turn a TV into a scene trigger (TV on = dim the lights down 50% and close the drapes) or the simple act of turning off a computer in your home office automatically shuts down power to the printer, modem, router and other electronics - reducing your energy costs. With SynchroLinc it's possible to do all this and more. Just plug whatever you want to be your trigger into the outlet on the SynchroLinc and link it to other Insteon responders in your home.
The SynchroLinc is very easy to setup. Just plug in any lamp or appliance (up to 15 Amps) into SynchroLinc, calibrate it so that it knows when to send the On or Off commands and then link it to any Insteon-compatible receiver (such as a SwitchLinc, LampLinc or ApplianceLinc). Now when you turn the lamp or appliance On and Off, the linked device(s) also turn On and Off instantly.
How it Works
In the example below SynchroLinc is detecting power to a TV. When the TV is turned on a command is sent over existing power lines to an ApplianceLinc which has a standard power strip plugged into the controlled outlet at the bottom. The power strip is feeding power to home theater components such as a DVD player and gaming console - this prevents "vampire power suck" from devices that are not in use.
Note: It is common for home theater electronics to go into a standby mode when turned "off". Using solutions such as the one mentioned above can reduce the amount of power devices use when in standby mode.
Programmable via HouseLinc Software
HouseLinc 2 is a powerful tool used primarily to keep track of and program links in all your Insteon devices. It also can unlock certain features otherwise not accessible. In this case HouseLinc 2 allows you to fine tune the settings of SynchroLinc. Here is an example of the properties screen for SynchroLinc within the HouseLinc software (sold separately). Note: final shipping version may differ slightly.
General Brand: Insteon UPC: 813922010688 Patent No.: U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending Color: White Operation Operating Environment: Indoors Operating Temperature Range: 32° F - 104° F Operating Humidity Range: 0% - 85% relative humidity Insteon Features Insteon Addresses: 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible Maximum # of Scenes: 1 Maximum # of Insteon Links (Total of Controller and Responder): 25 Insteon All-Link Support: Yes Insteon Unlink Support: Yes Insteon PLC (Powerline Carrier): Yes Insteon Powerline Minimum Transmit Strength: 3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms Insteon PowerLinc Maximum Sensitivity: 10 mVPP nominal Insteon Messages Repeated: Yes Electrical Input Power Voltage: 120 Volts (+/- 10%) Surge Protection: Surge resistant to 250 VAC Certification: Safety Tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
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